Redwall by Brian Jacques

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Redwall by Brian Jacques

Postby Tonyblack » Wed Jan 07, 2009 1:51 pm

Has anyone else here read this excellent series? :D

Redwall

I'd never heard of them until a few years ago when Shalene mentioned that I might like them. Kind of ironic that an American told me about a series by a British writer, but Jacques books are popular in the uS as well as here.

The best way I can simply descibe them is like Wind in the Willows with attitude! :lol:

The series is about the creatures of a land and particularly those living behind the walls of Redwall Abbey. There are mice, squirrels, otters, moles, badgers, hares etc. They are the good guys. Then there are the 'vermin' - stoats, weasles, rats, foxes etc.

They have real battles and creatures even get killed. :shock: But there are great laughs along the way. Jacques is one of those writers who will have you chuckling one minute and shedding a tear the next.

I'd highly recommend them.
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Postby Jason » Wed Jan 07, 2009 2:52 pm

I've seen some of the animated version of children's TV. I quite enjoyed those. Must add to the list of things to read.
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Postby chris.ph » Wed Jan 07, 2009 6:54 pm

ill have a look at them after i finish my christmas books :)
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Postby chris.ph » Sat Jan 10, 2009 4:52 pm

just recieved the first one cost me £2.76 from amazon :)
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Postby Tonyblack » Sat Jan 10, 2009 4:59 pm

Let us know what you think Chris. :)
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Postby chris.ph » Sat Jan 10, 2009 5:17 pm

going to be a while b4 i get to it ive got 5 chrimbo books to get thru first :)
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Postby chris.ph » Fri Feb 27, 2009 3:36 pm

just finished redwall god its blood thirsty definately aimed at older children tho good read if a little old fashioned in its syntax
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Postby Tonyblack » Fri Feb 27, 2009 4:38 pm

Yep, the books certainly are bloodthirsty - great fun though. I always find myself reading bits out loud and doing the accents. :lol:

The moles have a deep Somerset accent - bit like my dad really. :wink:
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Postby Tonyblack » Wed Jan 13, 2010 7:53 am

I found this bookstore chat that Brian Jacques gave in Austin Texas and thought I'd post links to it. He's hysterically funny and I'd love to meet him someday. :D





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Postby theoldlibrarian » Mon Jan 18, 2010 7:45 pm

I met the man once in his home town of Liverpool. He's a spiffing 'chap'. It was a talk he was giving to a bunch of schools who had to leave early and I had flown in specially so I was the only talking to him afterwards.
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Postby author3 » Sun May 08, 2011 9:22 am

I love these books
I've been reading them since I was seven now I'm 13
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Postby author3 » Tue May 24, 2011 5:48 pm

Oh yes I completly forgot
Brian Jacques died on 5th of February :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
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Postby Tonyblack » Tue May 24, 2011 6:47 pm

Yes indeed. Very sad. :(
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Postby author3 » Tue May 24, 2011 7:58 pm

Me and my friend ( she loves Redwall just as much as I do) were just flicking through random Redwall sites and it said that he died today ( this was on the 5th of February) and we both started crying
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Re: Redwall by Brian Jacques

Postby RedSar » Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:11 pm

I've read the first book. Thanks for the recommendation. It is a very interesting read.
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